However, against RCB in their last game Dhoni made his efforts count, scoring 70 not out off just 34 balls with one boundary and seven enormous sixes to help CSK win by five wickets, when chasing a mammoth 206-run target. Im not really bothered (about where Im batting) because Im hitting the ball really well.
Bravo eventually broke the stand, perplexing De Kock with a slower ball that was chipped back into the bowler's hands. It was Faf du Plessis and Dwayne Smith who set the tone at the top of the order with quick runs. The openers played sensibly and then Rohit finished it off well with some sumtuous hitting. The Chennai Super Kings are now placed at the top of the standings with five wins from 6 matches, while their opponent Mumbai Indians' numbers are just the opposite - five losses from six matches - and hence are placed at the other end of the table.
Today is the 27th match of the IPL 2018 and the match is between Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians. Both will want to come out on the winning side of this game but for very different reasons. But Lewis is undoing all the good Suryakumar has done in the chase so far. Krunal Pandya also bagged two wickets but went for 32 runs in 4 overs. Twenty-year-old leggie Mayank Markande has been the find for Mumbai but lacked support from the others.
But others like "death overs" specialist Jasprit Bumrah and Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman have not lived up to the expectations. Even in terms of bowling, MI have failed to perform as a unit. But Mumbai didn't make much changes to their playing XI as they got the right combination in the initial stage only but they didn't perform. S Badrinath and Suresh Raina had laid the platform but Chennai still had a mountain to climb after the former was dismissed.
The Super Kings were reeling in reply at 74 for four but Rayudu (82) and Dhoni (70) launched a stunning counter-attack to reduce the required run rate. At one point, they were on course to get more. The yellow brigade has the ability to put a massive total on board or chase any challenging target. Since the start of his career, MS Dhoni has been the most iconic cricketer in the history of this game.
Also, all-rounder Watson has six wickets to his name with an economy of around eight. Due to Imran Tahir and Dwayne Bravo, CSK managed to keep RCB's final score to 205 for 8. Obviously, against Chennai you need to pick up wickets early or they will bat you out in 20 overs.